LEADING EMPLOYERS

The 4,264-square-mile Shenandoah Valley region offers a highly skilled workforce and a powerful cluster of employers rooted in manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics. In addition, 21 international companies representing 13 countries operate facilities in the Shenandoah Valley. 

Company Industry Locality Estimated Employment
Andros Foods North America* Food Manufacturing Shenandoah County 100-300
Artisan Packaging Plastic Manufacturing City of Harrisonburg 300-600
Augusta Health Health Care Augusta County 2000-2200
Berry Global Plastic Manufacturing City of Waynesboro 50-150
Best Buy Distribution Distribution Center City of Staunton 25-100
Cadence Medical Device Manufacturing City of Staunton 200
Cargill Food Manufacturing Rockingham County 1500-2500
Carmeuse Lime & Stone* Lime & Stone Producer Shenandoah County 50-100
ComSonics Electronics Manufacturing Rockingham County 100-300
Daikin Applied* HVAC manufacturing Augusta County 500-1000
DanoneWave* Food Manufacturing Rockingham County 300-600
DASCOM Americas* LED Lighting Producer Augusta County 50-100

Degesch America, Inc.*

Stored Pest Control Product Manufacturing Augusta County 25-100
Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company Beverage Manufacturing Rockbridge County 25-50
Dynamic Aviation Aviation Solutions Rockingham County 500-750
Everbrite Corporation Sign & Display Manufacturing City of Buena Vista 100-150
Flow Alkaline Water* Beverage Manufacturing Augusta County 25-50
Georges, Inc. Food Manufacturing Shenandoah County & City of Harrisonburg 150-300
Graphic Packaging International Packaging Manufacturing City of Staunton 100-250
Heatex America* Heat Exchanger Manufacturing Rockbridge County 50-100
Hershey Chocolate of Virginia Food Manufacturing Augusta County 500-1000
Hollister Incorporated Health Care Manufacturing Augusta County 500-1000
Howell Metal Plumbing & HVAC Manufacturing Shenandoah County 150+
IAC Group* Automotive Components Manufacturing Shenandoah County 50-150
InterChange Group 3PL, Distribution, Logistics Provider Rockingham County & Augusta County 25-100
Intrapac, Inc. Aluminum Products Packaging Rockingham County 300-600
James Madison University Higher Education City of Harrisonburg 2500-5000
Kerry Group (formerly Ariake)* Food Manufacturing City of Harrisonburg 90-100
Lehigh Cement Group* Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing City of Waynesboro 50-100
LSC Communications Printing Manufacturer City of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County 500-1000
Marshalls Distribution Center Distribution Center Rockingham County 600-1000
Massanutten Resort Recreational Resort Rockingham County 1000+
McKee Foods Corporation Food Manufacturing Augusta County 500-1000
Merck Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Rockingham County 1000-1500
Mercury Paper* Paper Products Manufacturing Shenandoah County 50-100
Modine HVAC manufacturing City of Buena Vista 100-300
Mohawk Textile Manufacturing Rockbridge County 100-300
Molson Coors Beverage Company* Beverage Manufacturing Rockingham County 300-600
Montebello Packaging* Aluminum Manufacturing City of Harrisonburg 300-600
Munters* Data Center Systems Cooling Manufacturing City of Buena Vista 50-100
Neuman Aluminum* Aluminum Manufacturing City of Waynesboro 50-99
NIBCO Copper Fitting Manufacturing Augusta County 250-500
Packaging Corp of America Packaging Manufacturing City of Harrisonburg 50-100
Pactiv Food Storage Manufacturing Augusta County 25-50
Perdue Farms, Inc. Food Manufacturing Rockingham County 600-900
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation* Food Manufacturing Rockingham County 1500-2500
Ply Gem Building Supply Manufacturing Rockingham County 250-500
Provides U.S. Inc.* Heat Exchanger Manufacturing Augusta County 25-50
Rexnord Industries Gear Drive Manufacturing Augusta County 50-100
Rosetta Stone Language Learning Product Development City of Harrisonburg 300-600
Route 11 Potato Chips Food Manufacturing Shenandoah County 25-50
Sentara RMH Medical Center Health Care Rockingham County 2500-5000
Serco* Government Contracting City of Harrisonburg 100-300
Shamrock Farms Beverage Manufacturing Augusta County 100+
Shenandoah Growers Food Manufacturing City of Harrisonburg 50-75
Shenandoah Valley Organic Food Manufacturing City of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County 300-600
Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill* Agribusiness Bath County 50-100
Sumitomo Drive Technologies* Power Transmission Manufacturing Augusta County 25-50
Sunlite Plastics Medical Tubing Manufacturing Augusta County 50-100
Sysco Food Service Food Distribution Rockingham County 300-599
Target Distribution Center Distribution Center Augusta County 500+
Tenneco Automotive Inc. Vehicle Part Manufacturing City of Harrisonburg 600-1000
The Lycra Company Polymer Manufacturing City of Waynesboro 100-300
The Omni Homestead Recreational Resort Bath County 500-1000
TruckVault Vehicle Part Manufacturing Shenandoah County 50-100
Valley Building Supply, Inc. Concrete Products City of Harrisonburg 100-300
VF Jeanswear Distribution Center Page County 50-100
Walmart Distribution Center Distribution Center Rockingham County 600-999

*Indicates foreign affiliation

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